Administrative XLCubed Installation

XLCubed Excel Edition can be used in situations where an Administrator has installed XLCubed, but other users will be using it. This might happen, for example, with some software servicing applications or with Citrix server-based installations. XLCubed should first be installed in the normal way, then enabled for users using one of these methods.

  1. Have each user manually add XLCubed to Excel. In Excel, use the File > Options > Add-Ins section, then in the Manage dropdown at the bottom of the window, select Excel Add-ins . If it is already listed, select the appropriate XLCubed addin (32-bit or 64-bit). If not, then click the Browse button and locate the add-in. This will either be XLCubed.xll for 32-bit Excel installations or XLCubed64.xll for 64-bit installations, both installed in the XLCubed installation folder.
  2. Have a special shortcut for Excel with XLCubed enabled by passing the appropriate XLL file to Excel. For example, the following shortcut would launch Excel with XLCubed already enabled (you might need to update the directories as required):
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" "C:\Program Files\XLCubed Ltd\XLCubed\XLCubed.xll"
  3. Run the XLCubed utility executable on each profile, perhaps in a script whenever a user logs on:
    "C:\Program Files\XLCubed Ltd\XLCubed\XLCubed.Excel.Installer.Utility.exe" /reg

License key. The product license key is a file named “license.license”. This can be applied manually by a user by copying it locally and selecting to and applying it from the XLCubed – Extras – licensing dialog. Alternately the key can be deployed as part of a scripted installation process by copying it to one of the locations below

  • the user’s roaming profile ( equivalent of %appdata% Roaming\XLCubed Ltd\XLCubed Excel Edition)
  • the installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\XLCubed Ltd\XLCubed . This means it is valid for all users so generally not applicable for Citrix.

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